Moroccan-Spiced Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Moroccan-Spiced Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce Author: Canadian Living Credits: Moroccan-Spiced Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2011

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch saffron threads (optional)
  • 1 can whole tomatoes
Meatballs:
  • 1 small onion grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green olive
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 lb medium ground beef
  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Method

In shallow Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté onion until golden, about 6 minutes.

Add garlic, paprika, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, cayenne pepper, salt, and saffron (if using); cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, breaking up with spoon. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer until thickened slightly, about 1 hour.

Meatballs: Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir together onion, egg, bread crumbs, coriander, olives, cumin seeds, oregano, salt, pepper and cinnamon; mix in beef. Shape by about 2 tbsp (30 mL) into 24 balls.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown meatballs, in batches and turning often, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain on paper towel–lined plate. Add meatballs to sauce; simmer for 20 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Sodium 760 mg
  • Protein 25 g
  • Calories 376.0
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Potassium 650 mg
  • Cholesterol 93 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 34.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 15.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 33.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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